At the ifs, the professors of the scientific subject areas, Prof. Dr. Gundolf Freyermuth (Comparative Media Studies), Prof. Dr. Joachim Friedmann (MA Serial Storytelling), Prof. Dr. Ulrike Hanstein (Film Studies with a focus on theory, history and aesthetics of film) and Prof. Dr. Frédéric Dubois (Digital Narratives – Theory), are particularly active in research.